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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1953 Release Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1953 Release

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
The Family Casks 1953 Release
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
59 years old
Abv
49.60%
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside

Neil Ridley

87
Nose
Crème caramel, floral wax, raspberry coulis, a pitch fork full of wet hay, runny golden honey and a little spray of white flowers.
Palate
Aromatic vermouth, fat, punchy. Zesty Sicilian lemons then into distinctly dry almost burnt oaky notes, toasted hazelnuts and peat.
Finish
The signs of age show when the oak takes hold of the tongue, lingering notes veer towards the slippery slope of dryness.
Comment
Delightfully balanced

Rob Allanson

85
Nose
Shy and delicate, spearmint, drying sweet tobacco note emerges. Raspberry jam, hay brier, coconut and vanilla smoothies, Harrogate toffee, honey spiced with orange.
Palate
Dense with a leafy mulch quality, we are back in autumn. Slow burning spice notes, a light peat note. Fruit and citrus lurking here
Finish
Quite buttery at first then the oak begins to grip and dry.
Comment
This might be old, but it has not lost any of its quality.
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